A LOOK Back: A 1950’s Christmas

Photo provided by Edmond History Museum, edmondhistory.org

Orvis Risner, his wife Johnny, and their children, King and Courtney, decorate their family Christmas tree in 1950. Orvis came to Edmond in 1948 to run a real estate business and actively served on the Edmond school board for over a decade. Orvis Risner Elementary, built on the Risner’s farm land, opened in 1962 under the name of Southern Hills Elementary. Later that year, it was renamed in his honor (after he passed away from a skiing accident).

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